Emotional health, Further learning, Gut health, Mental health, nutrition, Physical health

How do you feel?

When was the last time you calibrated your happiness?

It’s good practice to give yourself a emotional body scan every now and then, too see how you are feeling and too feel if there is any stuck emotions because emotion stands for energy in motion and your emotions don’t want to be stagnant for they can turn into physical health problems.

(Check out Bruce Lipton and his work on epigenetics)

Your thoughts and feelings are deeply connected to each other. Have you ever experienced being unhappy and noticed how everything around you seems negative or felt really good about yourself and everything around you is positive?

Which means when you are feeling good and seeing the positivity of your life, you can have a profound affect on your mind set and outlook.

Good mental health / wellbeing or some people call it happiness – is simply more about how you are feeling and your perception on what is happening.

Wellbeing Questionnaire

This tool uses WEMWBS, a scale which is often used by scientists and psychologists to measure well-being.

To get your well-being score, go through the following statements and note down the one, that best describes your thoughts and feelings over the last two weeks.

QUESTIONS

1. I’ve been feeling optimistic about the future.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

2. I’ve been feeling useful.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

3. I’ve been feeling relaxed.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

4. I’ve been feeling interested in other people.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

5. I’ve had energy to spare.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

6. I’ve been dealing with problems well.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

7. I’ve been thinking clearly.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

8. I’ve been feeling good about myself.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

9. I’ve been feeling close to other people.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

10. I’ve been feeling confident.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

11. I’ve been able to make up my own mind about things.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

12. I’ve been feeling loved.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

13. I’ve been interested in new things.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

14. I’ve been feeling cheerful.

a) None of the time (1 point)

b) Rarely (2 points)

c) Some of the time (3 points)

d) Often (4 points)

e) All of the time (5 points)

RESULTS

0-32 points

Your well-being score is very low.

You may want to begin by talking to a friend or health professional about how you can start to address this.

You can easily have a free 30 minutes consultation with us, to see if our methods are a fit for your situation.

32-40 points

Your well-being score is below average.

Why not take action to improve your mental well-being?

Start by using the list at the end of this post for some positive action categories or simply book a free consultation.

40-59 points

Your well-being score is average.

Most people have a score between 41 and 59. You can still improve your mental well-being by taking action.

See what other steps could be a fit for your situation with the action categories at the end of this post.

59-70 points

Good news, your well-being score is above average.

Continue doing the things that are keeping you happy.

There are evidence-based steps we can all take to improve and maintain our mental health / well-being and here are a few positive categories too choose from; for more details on how to improve your mental health, simply book a free consultation with us.

These are not limited, as there are many ways to improve your mental health and we can see how our methods can help you in the consultation.

• Become active

Daily exercise

• Connect with others

• Keep learning

• Be aware of yourself and the world around you

• Give to others

Quality sleep

• Nutritious foods

(Supplementing can increasingly help)

• Pleasurable Positive Mental Attitude

• Activating your happy hormones

(Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins)

Power pose

• Meditation

• Creating positive habits

• Negative Emotional clearing techniques

(Using Hypnosis and / or NLP)

About the well-being scale

The WEMWBS questionnaire for measuring mental well-being was developed by researchers at Warwick and Edinburgh Universities and not by myself.

This is for information only and not for diagnosis or treatment of any specific illness; just an example of the steps you can take to get improvement in your life.

For more information or to book your free 30 minute consultation contact us here.